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Beef Up Hiring of Military Spouses, Federal Agencies Urged

Nov. 18, 2019, 9:24 PM

Making it easier for military spouses to find jobs is “a national security issue” that should be a top priority for federal agencies, Sara Egeland, deputy assistant to the vice president and policy director to the second lady, said Nov. 18.

Married military personnel and their families often need two salaries to get by, and the availability of good jobs for spouses despite frequent redeployments to different parts of the world is a major factor in keeping them in the service, Egeland said.

The Office of Personnel Management, which acts as the government’s chief human resources agency, is finalizing new...

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